Respiratory Assistant (Student) - Respiratory Therapy, PRN

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of the Respiratory Care Services Medical Director and Department Director, the limited permit holder is responsible for providing Respiratory Care Services within specific physician's orders and department policies and procedures. Provides limited

Respiratory Care Services as outlined in the verification of education form (provided by the Ohio Respiratory Care Board) completed by the Respiratory Program Director/Clinical instructor pursuant to rule 4761-6-01 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Demonstrated effective written and spoken communication skills.
  • Demonstrated appropriate social skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow direction.
  • Demonstrated interest in on-going self development and education.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Advance Directives.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Remains alert, assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery.
  • Administers respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each.
  • Performs arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understands the possible complications and contraindications as associated with the procedure.
  • Documents all pertinent data on in the EMR following completion of
  • any service.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of all departmental forms, flow charts, logbooks and
  • their proper usage.
  • Performs all additional duties as assigned by the Department Director.
  • Performs EKG's and Holter Monitors, sends reports to ordering physicians as well as consulting physicians. Records and files reports in the department according to department procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs of a patient and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Patient’s family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and that hospital policy is followed.
  • Assesses patient, for his/her needs, and ability to tolerate treatment and reassessment for response to treatment.
  • Assists patient into chairs.

 

Requirements Include: 
  • Current enrollment in an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy.
  • Official Limited Permit holder authorized by Ohio State Respiratory Care Board.
  • BLS certified.
  • NRP certified.
Job Specifics
Department: 
Respiratory Care Services
Status: 
Shift: 
8:30 pm - 7:00 am
Average Weekly Hours: 
12
Contact: 
Employment Specialists
Phone Number: 
740.393.9021 or 740.393.9822
E-Mail Address: 
careers@knoxcommhosp.org
Posting Date: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2020